The US President has faced a number of missteps in recent months, leading many to question whether he is mentally fit to lead the world's leading power. Recently, he made another strange statement, which may be embarrassing because it relates to a dead person.
a Fox News According to Biden, he spoke during an election event in Las Vegas on Sunday about his recent meeting with former French President Francois Mitterrand. Biden noted in his speech that in 2021, shortly after his inauguration, he attended the G7 meeting.
I sat down and said, “America is back.” Mitterrand looked at me from Germany – I want to say from France – and said: “How long have you been back?”
– said the President of the United States. The video of this can be watched below.
François Mitterrand was President of France for 15 years, between 1981 and 1995. He died in 1996, which means Biden will not be able to meet him in 2021.
He could have mixed them up, the people of the Internet were unforgiving
It seems like a logical explanation for why The hill He wrote about all this: It can be assumed
Joe Biden mistakenly said Mitterrand's name instead of Emmanuel Macron, the current French president.
This is also indicated by the fact that it was prepared for the White House from Biden's speech com. leirataban Mitterrand's name was crossed out in this sentence and Macron's name was written there instead (the aforementioned meeting or February 2021) It can be an online video conferenceOr an in-person G7 meeting in the summer of 2021 At its top).
Newsweek according to Many people on X (formerly Twitter) criticized the president for his rhetoric. Some questioned its authenticity, while others joked that it must be able to talk to spirits. The US President faced a problem similar to the current one in the summer of 2023, when the second died in the fall of 2022. Elizabeth lived.
The battle of the elderly for the presidency
Many have questioned whether Biden should actually run for a second term in 2024, and his age has been used against him by his political opponents. At 81 years old, he is already the oldest president in the history of the United States, and if re-elected, he will turn 86 at the end of the new term.
The same criticism was also received by his rival, 77-year-old Donald Trump, who mixed up his 52-year-old Republican rival, Nikki Haley, with former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 83, at a campaign event in January. Incidentally, Joe Biden also mocked him for this issue.